Multiple Myeloma Stories
Marti’s Patient Story:
Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma
Marti’s first multiple myeloma symptoms started at the beginning of the pandemic. After visiting doctors and allergists, she had no answers for her extreme fatigue, vomiting and hives.
Marti was desperate for relief. Finally, an ER visit led to a diagnosis. Marti then underwent chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
Read Marti’s incredible story, including the struggle to get diagnosed, navigating hospital visits during COVID, chemotherapy and side effects. Marti also discusses her stem cell transplant, hair loss and staying optimistic while living with cancer.
First, Marti recounts the timeline of her first symptoms. She navigated numerous in-person and virtual doctor’s visits during the pandemic before she received the diagnosis. Marti also discusses how she shared the diagnosis with her family and friends through social media.
Marti covers the stem cell transplant process, the side effects she experienced and what helped with them. Marti also honestly details how hair loss affected her and the importance of her family’s support.
- Name: Marti P.
- Multiple myeloma, stage 3
- 1st Symptoms:
- 3-drug regimen
- bortezomib (Velcade)
- daratumumab (Darzalex)
- lenalidomide (Revlimid)
- Stem cell transplant
- Maintenance therapy (ongoing)
- 3-drug regimen
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Diagnosis: Multiple myeloma, stage 3
1st Symptoms: Dizziness, confusion, fatigue, vomiting, hives
Treatment: Chemotherapy (Bortezomib/Velcade), Daratumumab/ Darzalex, Lenalidomide, Revlimid) and stem cell transplant